‘Little Mermaid Junior’ to open at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the opening of its Young Performers Production of Disney’s “Little Mermaid Junior” at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. There will be six performances: 2:15 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 5 and 12, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Neon Lite to perform on Friday

Neon Lite, with David Hafter, will perform free from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Court ‘N’ Cedar, 231 G St., in conjunction with the Second Friday ArtAbout. The band plays folk-rock music.

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

YoloArts to host free community concert

The YoloArts Mandala Project takes on a musical beat with the upcoming “Play Yolo” community concert. This free musical experience will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Woodland Community College amphitheater, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with pizza, including special “mandala pizza,” pasta and cold beverages offered for […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Plainfield Pickers in the park

The Plainfield Pickers bring their high-energy mix of bluegrass and Western swing to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. The band — which includes Bluegrass Harold Crawford, wood pounder, banjo picker and vocals; Jim Jelks, drummer; Scott Stone, guitar and vocals; and Jim […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Two trios perform for double the fun

Two Davis-based acoustic folk trios known for their finely crafted original songs and close harmonies will perform together at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at N Street Cohousing, 716 N St. in Davis. MudLark is known for its earthy and uplifting blend of original and traditional music. Tree-O delights audiences with its jazzy, bluesy originals […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The circus rolls into Sleep Train

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey marches back into Sacramento with an all-new design of circus excitement with the new show Built To Amaze! The event runs Friday through Monday, Sept. 13-16, at Sleep Train Arena. Tickets range from $25 to $95. For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.Ringling.com.

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club brings Cuban musical styles of the 1940s to Mondavi

The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club is bringing its world tour to the United States for a run of fall dates that will hit New York, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, Indianapolis and, on Saturday, Sept. 21, the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. The 15-member lineup includes Latin Grammy Award winners Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local group Zapato Viejo to play free outdoor concert

The Davis-based group Zapato Viejo will give a free outdoor concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Corin Courtyard, next to the Mondavi Center box office, prior to the 8 p.m. performance in Jackson Hall by the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club. Zapato Viejo plays an eclectic collection of songs from Latin America […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society begins season with pianist Gwendolyn Mok

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento begins its new season with concerts in Sacramento on Sunday, Sept. 15, in Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State and in Davis on Saturday, Sept 21., at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. The guest artist for these concerts will be […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Popular ‘Rising Stars of Opera’ concert set for Oct. 4

The annual “Rising Stars of Opera” has become an October tradition at the Mondavi Center. It’s also a bit of a birthday bash. And best of all, the tickets are free — but they are going fast, so don’t delay, because this popular concert always plays to a full house. This year’s concert will begin […]

September 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baldini conducts in Buenos Aires, awaits release of Mozart album

Conductor Christian Baldini of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra — who will lead that orchestra in the Oct. 4 “Rising Stars of Opera” concert at the Mondavi Center — has had a pretty busy year. Baldini flew to his native Argentina recently for a Sept. 20 concert with the National Symphony Orchestra in Buenos Aires. […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Asphalt Orchestra visits Mondavi with ‘Unpack the Elephant’

The New York City-based ensemble known as the Asphalt Orchestra has been described by music critic Anthony Tommasini as “an iconoclastic 12-piece marching band … part parade spectacle, part halftime show and part cutting-edge contemporary music concert.” Expect drums, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, a piccolo and a sousaphone. And they don’t play sitting in chair — they […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,